1961 Schwinn Speedster


Reserve price has not been met.

This auction has ended.

Next Auction Ending >


Please Note: The minimum bid increment has been reduced from $100 to $50. We have also reduced the minimum buyer’s fee from $250 to $100.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Debuting in 1959, Schwinn marketed the Speedster as their budget-friendly model, stating it had “famous Schwinn quality throughout at real budget prices!” The Speedster utilized what Schwinn dubbed the ‘famous cantilever frame’, which simply put meant the frame flowed from underneath the seat to the head stem, which became an iconic and distinctively Schwinn look.

The middleweight bicycle offered premium features in a budget package – depending on price, the Speedster came with a 2 or 3 speed caliper brake, a 2 speed brake, or a standard coaster brake. These options allowed Schwinn to undercut current market prices for bicycles while still maintaining their reputation for quality. With a two-tone seat, chrome rims, and a steel cantilever frame, the Speedster was the image of Schwinn styling in the early 60’s.

The seller purchased this motorcycle 3 years ago from a bicycle collector in Beatrice, Nebraska. True mileage is unknown. The seller has never ridden it.

The fenders have either been repainted or replaced with units that originally featured Schwinn’s “Radiant Red” paint job.

Currently located in Lincoln, Nebraska, this Schwinn is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Speedster stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: The minimum bid increment has been reduced from $100 to $50. We have also reduced the minimum buyer’s fee from $250 to $100.

Additional Information


Lincoln, Nebraska








True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 1

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Kitchen_rapide

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Kitchen_rapide April 18, 2023 8:00 am PDT $1
Auction started April 11, 2023 9:18 am PDT
Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

Please contact concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com for a quote.

We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$5,000 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark which includes transport as well as customs fees and duties. Please contact Shippio for an exact quote.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$1,500 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Sorry, CycleVIN report not available.

Iconic Motorbike Auctions